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Eco-friendly production of silicon nanowires

Physicists from the Lomonosov Moscow State University have worked out a new and more eco-friendly method of obtaining silicon nanowires that replaces hydrofluoric acid (HF) with ammonium fluoride (NH4F).

dateOct 19, 2016 in Nanophysics
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Seeing silicon crystal transform to amorphous

A team of researchers led by the University of Pittsburgh's Scott X. Mao has observed at atomic scale a previously unknown mechanism of shear-driven crystal to amorphously transform in silicon. The paper "In situ observation ...

dateSep 19, 2016 in Nanophysics
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X-ray optics on a chip

Waveguides are widely used for filtering, confining, guiding, coupling or splitting beams of visible light. However, creating waveguides that could do the same for X-rays has posed tremendous challenges in fabrication, so ...

dateAug 18, 2016 in Optics & Photonics
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Changes in solar cell technology

A laser-based manufacturing process from the Fraunhofer ISE in Freiburg, Germany is revolutionizing the photovoltaics market. For the first time point-contacted solar cells can be manufactured in series. Several million cells ...

dateMay 11, 2016 in Energy & Green Tech
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